Domestic Goddess my arse!

These are the recipes I'm good at... quick, simple, out of the store-cupboard and onto the plate fare. I never spend more than 30 minutes faffing in the kitchen. So there.

This will be my recipe & homemadey remedy diary.

If you have those 'OMG! It's lunchtime and all I've got is a parsnip and a packet of boil in the bag rice.' moments, then you're a kindred spirit and you know that bad planning is often the mother of great food. So welcome to fast slurpy soups and 'really?' salads made from what's left in the fridge.

Never, ever believe there isn't something wonderful to make from the last 3 ingredients in your kitchen. Unless those ingredients really are fairy liquid, eggshells and dead flies.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Cocoa Loco Juice

Hello! Hello! This is a drive by blogging - just before a cheeky workout with el podgero*. I have been juicing pretty much every day for at least a year now - and while I love all the combinations that veggies and fruits offer - I confess I tend to stick with some old faithfuls and I was getting a little bored.

Juicing is healthy, fun and easy but come winter it's easy to swerve the undoubted wonderment of juice and head to the sandwhich aisle. Fine - if you're all good with wheat - but the grain doesn't love me.

So here for you is an accidental discovery - made this afternoon. I just needed something naughty!
I give you a beet juice with choccy woccy happyness thrown in...

The Dollies Went Shopping & In Their Cart They Put:

1 large beetroot raw
2 large carrots
2 apples - they like braeburns but any will do
1 big handful berries - frozen or fresh (blueberries are the best but a combination is perfect too)
Soy Yoghurt (or sheeps or goats)
1 dessert spoon of organic raw cacao powder (Bournville Cocoa is also very good)

All you do is juice the beetroot, carrots and apples - then add the berries, yoghurt and cocoa powder and whizz with a hand blender.

Eh Voila! 

Freakin' delicious - it's also incredibly good for you and you can add some protein powder & hemp or flax oil if you want to boost the nutrition. I did and it tasted wonderful.

Here's the good stuff:
A B1, B2, B6,B, C, D,E, K,Beta carotene, folic acid

Good for: 
anti cancer, health promoter, pectin forms a gel in the intestine which eliminates toxins, liver cleansing, iron deficiency, anaemia, helps reduce hardening and blockage of the arteries, promotes healthy eyes and skin.

If you add oils - then you're bumping up your omegas too.

*love of life | sometime workout partner

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